How Can I Retrieve Deleted Pictures from an SD Memory Card

“I accidentally deleted some photos which thought have been uploaded, but they hadn’t been. I know that computer won’t fully delete data usually. Does SD card work in the same way? What can I do to get my photos back? ”

A lot of people may encountered the trouble above, deleted some important photos by mistake. So how to recover the photos from an SD card?

We know that when you delete some content on hard drive, it isn’t gone, the computer just mark the space as usable again and then write over it later. The SD card is the same as hard drive, you can use SD Card Recovery software to get your data back, include your deleted photos.

Download a trial version of Data Reocvery or Data Recovery for Mac and install it.

Recover Lost or Deleted Data from SD Card in 3 Steps

Step 1: Launch the program and select a recovery mode

Run the data recovery after install the software on you computer. Select “Lost File Recovery” mode to start.

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Step 2: Choose your SD Card and scan it

You will see a list of all hard drive and removable drive. Select the SD card and click “Start” button to start scan process.

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Step 3: Recover deleted photos

The software will scan your SD card and display the results in a list, all lost files would be sorted by categories, just find what you want and click “Recover” button to get your photos back.

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Tips: You can preview the photos in the list before recovering, and “Status” in the list represents the possibility of recovery. For example, “Excellent” means it is likely to be restored.

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